iText in Action — Second Edition

iText in Action - 3D book cover

Search for "Java PDF" and what do you think is on top of the ranking? Why, iText, of course. Ever since its launch in 2000, this open source Java library has been the most popular and most broadly used tool for programmatic creation and manipulation of PDF. With it you can easily transform static PDF into live, interactive applications.

About the book

iText in Action, Second Edition is an entirely revised new version of the popular first edition. It introduces the latest version of iText, and it lowers the learning curve to its advanced features. Following its innovative, practical examples, you'll master new form types, including AcroForm, explore the XML Forms Architecture (XFA), and discover techniques for linking documents, creating a PDF based on records in a database, and much more.

What's inside?
  • Automate static and dynamic XFA forms
  • How to generate dynamic PDF from XML or a database
  • How to add digital signatures
  • Covers iText 5
Written by the creator of iText, this new edition covers the latest version of iText and Java 5. The examples can be easily adapted to .NET using iTextSharp.

Examples slideshow

Book resources

Errata / Addenda

Check the Errata / Addenda pages to find out what has changed since the book was printed.